Whovians will get to meet the new Doctor at San Diego Comic-Con this year. BBC America officially announced that the network will be hosting a “Doctor Who” panel for fans and the 13th Doctor will be joining the discussion.
The upcoming season will usher in a new era for the long-running series, Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) is the first female lead to take on the role since the show’s creation. Whittaker will be joined on the panel by two of her Doctor Who co-stars, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) is serving as showrunner for the new season, Chibnall will be attending the panel as well, alongside executive producer Matt Strevens (An Adventure In Space And Time).
The panel will be moderated by fellow Doctor Who fan Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead, Talking with Chris Hardwick). The network teased the panel in today’s announcement stating, “With this year’s highly-anticipated season packed full of action, adventure, humor and emotion, the panel will be the cast’s first-ever panel appearance ahead of Doctor Who premiering this fall on BBC AMERICA.”
In 2011, BBCA’s Doctor Who was part of the first-ever slate of TV shows to gather with fans in Hall H, when Comic-Con presented a TV line-up in the iconic venue. Now Hall H is the home to almost every popular film and series to hit a screen. Doctor Who is a BBC AMERICA co-production with BBC Studios.
It will be interesting to watch BBC America switch gears this fall. The network is coming off the amazing success of the thriller-series “Killing Eve,” which just ended its first season with an unbroken record of weekly ratings growth in the key adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos. The finale delivered series highs with 1.25M viewers in Nielsen live+3 ratings, up 86% from the show’s premiere. The season finale was also the #1 most social drama of the day.
Killing Eve has already been renewed for a second season, the show stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer.